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For Immediate Release - 22 April 2021
("SThree" or the "Group")
Result of Annual General Meeting and change of Company Secretary
The Annual General Meeting of SThree plc was held on Thursday 22 April 2021 at 75 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BE, at 11.30am.
All resolutions proposed in the Notice of Meeting were passed by way of a poll and a summary of the voting, including proxy votes, is as follows:
In respect of those resolutions where there was over circa 5% voted against, namely resolution 6 (the re-election of Anne Fahy), resolution 7 (the re-election of James Bilefield) and resolution 10 (the re-appointment of PwC as auditors), the Company has already reached out to investors to better understand the reasons for these against votes. In recognition of the fact that some investors voiced concerns at the Board Chair also being a member of the Audit Committee, it is confirmed that James Bilefield will step down from that Committee.
Change of Company Secretary
SThree plc is also pleased to announce that Kate Danson, who joined the business as General Counsel on 1 March 2020, will now also be taking on the role of Group Company Secretary, effective from 1 May 2021.
She takes over from Steve Hornbuckle, who has held the position at SThree for almost 15 years. Steve has not only overseen the transformation of SThree from a newly listed PLC to the Company it is today, ensuring the smooth operation of the business during his tenure, he has also been a valuable source of guidance and support to the team. The Board greatly appreciates the many achievements Steve has been integral in securing as the business has grown and wishes him all the best in the future.
As the business enters its next stage of growth, the Board has recognised its leadership needs have evolved and has brought together the functions of General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head of Risk under Kate. She will be working closely with the senior leadership team and form an important part of driving the business forward successfully.
Kate joined SThree from Johnson Matthey PLC, where she held the role as General Counsel, Group for two years. Prior to this Kate worked in a number of senior legal roles at the organisation including Sector General Counsel of the Clean Air sector and Legal Director to the Precious Metals Products Division. Kate brings FTSE 100 experience, a commercial approach and significant international experience to SThree.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, a copy of all resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business will shortly be submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism
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